Sparaxis ( Mix ) - 10 Bulbs
Common name: Harlequin, Wand flower, Sparaxis
Color: Pink, yellow, Red, Purple
Bloom time: Early Summer
Height: Sparaxis flowers grow an average height of about 10 inches high. The total plant height is 12 to 18 inches.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Use them as an accent in mixed beds and borders, rock gardens and containers.
Sunlight: They need full sun to grow and flower.
Soil: The soil should be kept continually moist, especially after planting.
Water: Water the bulbs immediately, and cover the area with a layer of mulch. Water garden plants as needed, especially during the first six weeks after planting.
Temprature: They should take about one to three months to germinate at 10 to 12 degrees centigrade.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer once in 2 months
- Little Sparaxis plant care is necessary with these flowers.
- In wet summer gardens, the corms are best lifted and stored but in well-drained areas, they can be left in the ground.
- Some species of the genus are not cold hardy.
- So if you live in colder regions, dig up the corms and store them before the first frost.
- The corms multiply rapidly if well watered throughout the growing season.
- Seeds can be sown in autumn and will flower the second spring or the offsets can be divided during dormancy and replanted.
- The harlequin flower is the most outstanding of its genus, Sparaxis, making very popular garden subjects.
If grown in an exposed area it may be a good idea to supply a light stake for the Sparaxis plants.
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